[AfrICANN-discuss] Internet Governance Weekly Brief : UN CSTD on technological change; EU GDPR countdown; EU GDPR & ICANN WHOIS; Rightscon on human rights & Artificail intelligence; Fake news..
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This week, more comments on thoughts on The General Data Protection Regulation from the European Union which will take effect on May 25 to clarify individual rights to the personal data collected by companies. So, The Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved proposed "Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data<https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/gtld-registration-data-specs-en> to comply with this European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
On events, The 21st session of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD)<http://unctad.org/en/Pages/MeetingDetails.aspx?meetingid=1670> took place from 14 to 18 May to discuss how best to harness technological progress to improve lives and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
At Rightscon in Toronto, a coalition of human rights and technology groups released a new declaration on machine learning standards, calling on both governments and tech companies to ensure that algorithms respect basic principles of equality and non-discrimination.
On net neutrality, US Senate passed a resolution that would restore the Obama-era net neutrality rules.
On fake news, after a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, trolls took to Facebook to create fake profiles for the alleged gunman.
In Europe, the Digital Economy and Society Index 2018<https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/desi> measures the performance of EU member states in digital connectivity, online skills and digitisation of businesses and public services, to determine how effectively the transition towards digital technologies is being managed across the bloc.
Below, kindly find sources and informations on those subjects and events.
ICANN GDPR COMPLIANCE
ICANN releases temporary WHOIS specification plan for GDPR compliance with deadline two weeks away
Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration data
UN commission meets to tackle rapid technological change
The Toronto Declaration : protecting the right to equality and non discrimination in machine learning systems
EU digital economy and society index
Net neutrality is coming back, no matter what happens with the Senate resolution
Fake Texas Gunman profiles spam Facebook after school shooting
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